Whether it is finding the right transportation or the right house, East Valley Marines were there to help Arizona Veterans move around last month. In keeping with one of their primary missions, that of Marines Helping Marines, the East Valley Marines, Detachment 1296, of the Marine Corps League provided both material and physical assistance to veterans of two wars — a recent Iraq Wounded Warrior and a World War II veteran.
Working on a computer for a large part of each day can be challenging, not just with reference to mental aspects but in dealing with physical ramifications as well. You can find yourself stuck in awkward positions for extended periods of time, often without realizing it until one of the dreaded “syndromes” surfaces.
Summer is here, and along with the warmer weather, it means a lot of us will be headed away from the office to take a week or two of vacation with the family. Having a break with your loved ones, or at least away from the daily grind, can be a great thing, but only if you plan ahead. Otherwise, it can easily become a couple of weeks of working almost as much as you normally do, but without the tools and resources you’re used to having on hand.
Far too many professionals show up at their offices each morning, bright-eyed and ready to work, with no real plan or agenda for what they’re trying to accomplish. Or, they come in with a plan or to-do list, but without the tools they need ready at hand. The result is that they spend their first hour or two of the day — the time that most of us are more energetic and productive — figuring out what should be on the schedule — or worse, looking for files, office supplies, and whatever else they need to actually get moving.
‘Will Work for Food!” You have probably seen signs like this as you drive to and from your office. Reality is that everyone is working for food unless they are independently wealthy. In the hierarchy of needs, food and shelter are among the first elements you require. A benefit of working is that you are able to secure these comforts. You can then reach higher and attain other benefits.
The holiday season is here, the question of what gifts would be most meaningful looms large. We usually think in terms of “things” when focusing on the perfect present. Yet more “things,” added to the other things that overflow from drawers and shelves, may not always be the best choices.
The Ahwatukee Foothills News hosts a forum with the 9th Congressional District US House of Representatives candidate Andrew Walter.For more from this forum, see our playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8ZTVzyUoWKlnx1J8_dcjjX94IwjMgeS5[Video: Vincent Cota/Ahwatukee Foothills News]